One new responsibility you get from becoming a homeowner is the job of maintaining your yard. It’s against the law in most areas to let weeds grow rampant and not to mow your lawn. So, here are five essential lawn tools you need to buy for your new home.
Self-Propelled Lawn Mower
This is the most important lawn tool you need to buy for your new home. As a homeowner, you are responsible for keeping your lawn cut and your yard presentable. If you don’t take care of your yard, you may face fees if someone in your neighborhood reports you. Get a self-propelled mower to save you time. The Husqvarna HU800AWD is a good choice, or you can get a ride-on tractor mower if you have a large yard.
Gas-Powered Weed Whacker
It’s important to get a good weed whacker or trimmer to edge your lawn and cut grass and weeds that your lawn mower can’t reach. A gas-powered weed whacker is better than one with a cord because you have the freedom to go where you need to without worrying about the length of your cord or accidentally cutting it. A gas-powered weed whacker usually costs more, but it’s worth the investment because it saves you a lot of hassle.
Rakes and Shovels
You need rakes and shovels for seasonal use in your yard. For instance, you need a rake to pick up all the leaves that fall in your yard. Even if you don’t have any trees in your yard, some leaves will probably blow into your yard. Additionally, you need a shovel to remove snow in the winter. Digging shovels are also useful for your garden and other areas of your yard.
Long Garden Hose
Even if you have a sprinkler system in your yard, you’ll still want a hose to water your garden and any dry spots on your grass. Depending on the size of your yard, you should choose between a 50 or 100-foot hose. Try not to get one that is too big because it will take longer to put it away. Also, your hose should be stored in a container so it lasts longer. Direct sunlight breaks down the exterior material over time.
Another tool you need to maintain your yard is bush clippers, especially if you have a lot of bushes. You may want to get clippers with long handles if you need to trim large bushes. Rose bushes and smaller shrubs don’t need long handles, just really sharp edges. If you don’t trim your bushes, they grow unruly and will eventually die.
These are just the most common tools you need as a new homeowner; there are many more you can buy to make your yard maintenance easier. What are your favorite yard tools and what do you think a new homeowner should buy first?